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Timbuktu attacker jail term a 'warning' to others: ICC prosecutor

Den Haag - The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court welcomed Tuesday a nine-year jail term handed to a Malian jihadist for destroying Timbuktu's shrines, saying it sent "a warning" to others planning such attacks.

Malian jihadist jailed for Timbuktu attacks

Den Haag - War crimes judges jailed a Malian jihadist Tuesday for nine years for demolishing Timbuktu's fabled shrines, a landmark ruling seen as a warning that destroying mankind's heritage will not go unpunished.

Sri Lankan police exhume body of prominent slain editor

Colombo - Sri Lankan police on Tuesday exhumed the body of a prominent anti-establishment newspaper editor as part of an investigation into his murder, widely blamed on the regime of former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse.

Air France workers on trial over 'shirt-ripping' melee

Bobigny - Fifteen people went on trial Tuesday over rowdy scenes a year ago in which an Air France executive had his shirt ripped as he fled a mob of workers angry over planned job cuts.

Nine injured in Houston shooting, suspect killed

Washington - A gunman opened fire in Houston on Monday just before daybreak, wounding nine people before police shot and killed him, police said. The shooter was a Houston-area lawyer, the Texas city's police chief Martha Montalvo told a news conference.

UN rights expert plans to probe Philippine killings

Manila - A United Nations rights rapporteur told AFP on Monday she intended to visit the Philippines to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on crime, but was seeking security guarantees for people she planned to speak with.

Suspected gunman arrested in US mall shooting that killed five

Los Angeles - Authorities have arrested a Turkish-born man suspected of shooting five people dead, including a teenaged cancer survivor, at a shopping mall in the US state of Washington.

Five shot dead in shooting in Burlington mall near Seattle

Washington State police say that five people were shot dead Friday night in Burlington, north of Seattle. The motive is unknown and the gunman remains at large and a massive manhunt is underway.

Video: Toddler tries to wake up mom who apparently OD'd on drugs

Lawrence - Police in Lawrence, Massachusetts decided to release a disturbing video of a terrified two-year-old girl trying to wake her mom up after she collapsed in a dollar store from an apparent drug overdose.

Man killed in L.A. home of George Stroumboulopoulos was a friend

Los Angeles - A body was found in the L.A. home of George Stroumboulopoulos on Friday and the Canadian media star said the dead man was a close friend. Stroumboulopoulos was back east when the man was killed but flew back to Los Angeles today.

Foreign passport forgers charged with hiding body in Bangkok: police

Bangkok - Three foreign men belonging to a suspected passport forgery ring were charged Saturday after police found them with drugs, guns and a dismembered body stashed in the freezer of a Bangkok building.

People shot dead in US shopping mall, gunman on the run

Los Angeles - A manhunt was underway after a gunman killed at least three people and wounded an unknown number during a shooting at a mall in the US state of Washington.

Kosovo hacker linked to IS group gets 20 years in US prison

Washington - A computer hacker who helped the Islamic State group by providing stolen personal data on more than 1,000 US government and military workers was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.

Report: Anthony Weiner being investigated over sexting with minor

New York City - CNN is reporting former disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner is being investigated over allegations made earlier this week that he exchanged explicit text messages and photos with a 15-year-old girl even though she told him how old she was.

French 'rogue trader' Kerviel's legal rollercoaster

Paris - A French appeal court on Friday ordered "rogue trader" Jerome Kerviel to pay one million euros ($1.2 million) to his former employer, Societe Generale, one of France's top three banks.

French 'rogue trader' Kerviel must pay 1.0 mn euros to bank

Versailles - A French appeals court on Friday ordered "rogue trader" Jerome Kerviel to pay a million euros to Societe Generale over the nearly five billion euros he squandered through his reckless risk-taking.

US police officer charged in death of black man in Tulsa

Chicago - Prosecutors in the southern US city of Tulsa charged a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man with first-degree manslaughter.

Man caught smuggling arms to Paris goes on trial in Germany

Berlin - A Montenegrin went on trial in southern Germany Friday accused of helping to prepare a terror attack after he was found driving to Paris last November with Kalashnikovs and explosives hidden in his car.

'Positive' steps in Mexico missing student case: UN

Apango - A UN human rights official met Wednesday with parents of 43 Mexican students missing since 2014 and praised the much-criticized authorities for looking into new lines of investigation in the unsolved case.
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